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On this day: December 25

George Washington crosses the Delaware, "To Kill a Mockingbird" premieres, the "Underwear Bomber" is foiled, and the music world mourns George Michael, all on this day.

On this day: December 24

"Silent Night" is first performed, the Library of Congress burns, NORAD begins tracking Santa, and man orbits the moon for the first time, all on this day.

On this day: December 21

The Pilgrims land on Plymouth Rock, the first crossword puzzle is published, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" premieres, Gen. Patton dies, and Elvis visits Nixon at the White House, all on this day.

On this day: December 20

The Louisiana Purchase is completed, South Carolina secedes from the U.S., Edison demonstrates his incandescent light, Elvis gets drafted, and the U.S. invades Panama, all on this day.